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by andy10917
May 7th, 2021, 4:34 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: coldlawn soil test 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: coldlawn soil test 2021

It's borderline on the micro's - sure, hit it once.

On the Sodium, it could be sampling difference or science - I dunno. Sodium is like Dysentery - it feels so good when it's gone.
by andy10917
May 6th, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: coldlawn soil test 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: coldlawn soil test 2021

Ummm, second verse same as the first -- stick with the 2020 plan. It's working. You can put 2 lbs/K down of the Humic DG down now, but hold the second application in late August (the normal "just before the heat" is too close now). What is it about the Sodium number that's bothering you? Get on that...
by andy10917
May 6th, 2021, 6:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

I added another Honda HRX 217 to the arsenal with the newer, more powerful engine late last year. I love it.
by andy10917
May 6th, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Jamo's Soil Test
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Jamo's Soil Test

Jamo, there is no issue with the addition of 0.25" of compost/manure. I think the toughest battle here is not going to be with the lawn or soil, but in your head. You're focused on a central theme of "I must lower the pH", and it will never happen. Instead, a successful approach is "how do I work wi...
by andy10917
May 5th, 2021, 11:14 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: 2021 Soil Test Interpretation Queue
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Re: 2021 Soil Test Interpretation Queue

The Queue is empty and we are current
by andy10917
May 5th, 2021, 11:12 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Jamo's Soil Test
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Jamo's Soil Test

Jamo, this is one I haven't seen in, ummmmm, a while. It's most likely a calcareous soil, with a very poor Magnesium component, "Calcareous" means (in Laymen's Terms) "so much Calcium that there isn't even space for it to be in the soil". It is a complete waste of time and money to apply Sulfur -- f...
by andy10917
May 5th, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Soil Test - guidance
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Soil Test - guidance

We only do interpretations for soil tests performed at Logan Labs - they provide all the data we need. If you'd like to to re-run the tests at LL, we'd be glad to interpret it for you. Please see the details at the top of the Soils & Compost forum
by andy10917
May 5th, 2021, 5:50 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Help me not be the neighborhood (and paint my lawn green)
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Help me not be the neighborhood (and paint my lawn green)

Save yourself some time - we;re not going to interpret a test from another lab. Please see the details at the top of the Soils & Compost forum
by andy10917
May 5th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Potential Serrenade replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Potential Serrenade replacement?

As a direct replacement, yes. I'm looking at a couple of other products too, but they aren't direct replacements or same species/strain.
by andy10917
May 5th, 2021, 8:10 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Jamo's Soil Test
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Jamo's Soil Test

Jamo, I have a few questions and a few comments to make before I can try to do an interpretation that will give you anything meaningful. (1) I see an "AA" label on the test results, but no mention that the tests were submitted as an Ammonium Acetate process. Were they? (2) It appears that you made m...
by andy10917
May 4th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Cabinet maker sawdust
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Cabinet maker sawdust

Lucky you!!!!! I can only think of one potential issue, and even that would require laziness on your part. If applied too thickly in one spot, it can form a water-repellent layer in that spot - so don't do that. PS: do not ask the question of exactly how much is "too much". I have never tested it an...
by andy10917
May 4th, 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Did We Overpay for Our Core Aeration/Overseed??
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Did We Overpay for Our Core Aeration/Overseed??

Labor and building materials like lumber are considerably more expensive due to the pandemic.
$68 a sheet for plywood at HD last week. I'm expecting the Lumber Dept to have mortgage applications soon.
by andy10917
May 4th, 2021, 12:29 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: New Sod Dead? One Month Old.
Replies: 10
Views: 86

Re: New Sod Dead? One Month Old.

KBG will spread. How aggressive the amount of spreading is will vary by cultivar/family.
by andy10917
May 4th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: New Sod Dead? One Month Old.
Replies: 10
Views: 86

Re: New Sod Dead? One Month Old.

That question cannot be answered with the amount of information you provided -- the grass type is listed as "I don't know" and there is nothing in the narrative you wrote to give us a clue. Some grasses (KBG and Bermuda) will happily spread, and others (like Perennial Ryegrass and TTTF) will not. Ca...
by andy10917
May 4th, 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Jamo's Soil Test
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Jamo's Soil Test

Morph, I've got this one. Jamo, make sure to add it to the Soil Test Interpretation Queue.
by andy10917
May 2nd, 2021, 8:27 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: NutterButter 2021 Soil Test
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: NutterButter 2021 Soil Test

10-10-10 goes down at 10 lbs/K. Apply it monthly except July and the first half of August. As your label says for Iron, the Iron is derived from Ferrous Sulfate (good). For the lime, does dolomitic lime work or does it need to be calcitic? The difference between calcitic and dolomitic lime is the am...
by andy10917
May 1st, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: OK, so who was brave/dumb enough to use Certainty?
Replies: 25
Views: 2182

Re: OK, so who was brave/dumb enough to use Certainty?

That said, there are some varieties of Triv that Certainly apparently cannot touch.
What are those "varieties", and please provide the reference/link for those types.
by andy10917
May 1st, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: mildewy dogs soil test
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: mildewy dogs soil test

Get Twenty Mule Team laundry soap from the grocery store, and apply at 3 tablespoons/K, every 60 days - as outlined in the Micronutrient Application Guide.
by andy10917
May 1st, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Electric dethatcher
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Electric dethatcher

Take out a vertical core and post a side view of the core so we can see the thatch against the soil level. Something is wrong if you are building up thatch repeatedly. Either that, or it's not thatch...
by andy10917
May 1st, 2021, 10:31 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Anderson’s Humic DG
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: Anderson’s Humic DG

There are no miracle solutions. It's just another tool to be used from the toolbox. It can be used properly to improve the soil's ability to hold nutrients, as part of an OM regimen. It can also be used to inflate TEC numbers without actual real-world results. I just wrote up a related question in a...